View Full Version : 1991 sportster electrical problems

04-25-2014, 4:25 PM
My 1991 sportster 1200 wouldn't start after I took it around town for a while. I jumped the battery and it ran fine. Now when I turn the key I can hear a circuit breaker tripping, I have no brake lights, rear parking lights, no turn signals, no neutral light. Anything come to mind?

04-25-2014, 7:10 PM
start at the beginning, make sure you have a full charge on the battery. After that check the battery cables, I have had a few corrode/fall apart under the insulation on my sporty and cause some pretty weird issues.

04-25-2014, 7:14 PM
a short circuit will do that. prolly a + wire making ground somewhere

04-25-2014, 7:46 PM
Pinched wires at the right hand switches. P/O has some hideous bars installed incorrectly.